Electro-Voice N/D767a Dynamic Supercardioid Handheld Vocal Microphone (Discontinued)
The Electro-Voice N/D767a has a supercardioid polar pattern which makes it very good at rejecting noise and feedback, however this means you also have to be very careful to sing directly into the mic because as you move off-axis the volume will drop sharply.
It has Electro-Voice's VOB (vocally optimized bass) technology which is designed to reduce low-end distortion and the proximity effect, although as you can see from the frequency chart below it still does emphasize the 100Hz to 200Hz range when you get close.
- Type: Dynamic
- Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
- Frequency Response: 35Hz to 22kHz
- Impedance: 300 Ohms
- Maximum SPL: 144 dB
- Applications: Live vocals
- Power Requirements: None
It is frequently described as being very good for the price and has a much brighter sound than the SM58 does. Many owners who have reviewed it say they prefer it to the SM58.
One issue that came up in several customer reviews is that this mic has failed or broken down after 2 or 3 years of constant use - it's definitely not as durable as the Shure SM58.
There are a lot of singers who prefer the N/D767a over the SM58 and at such a low price you really can't go far wrong adding these to your collection.